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Rajasthani cuisine is known for its sweet and spicy combination. It delights and tickles our taste buds. One Rajasthani food, that is devoured all over India is dal baati. Dal baati is a platter of deep-fried baatis, spicy dal, which is consumed hot, especially on cold winter days. If you love eating dal baati and want to make it for your family, make it at home! How? Well, we have a simple recipe for you! Note: Don’t forget to soak the baatis in ghee. Ghee makes baatis rich and delicious.
Gas Stove, Induction
Type of Meal
For toddlers above the age of 21 months
Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner
For the Baatis
|Coarse whole wheat flour (Mota gehu ka atta)||1 cup|
|Semolina or rava||½ cup|
|Fennel Seeds (saunf)||1 teaspoon|
|Carom seeds (ajwain)||¼ teaspoon|
|Salt||As per taste|
|Ghee||As required for deep frying|
|Chana dal||5 tablespoons|
|Tuar dal||5 tablespoons|
|Green moong dal (split green gram)||5 tablespoons|
|Urad dal||1 tablespoon|
|Salt||As per taste|
|Cumin seeds||1 teaspoon|
|Asafoetida (hing)||A pinch|
|Garlic paste||1 teaspoon|
|Onions (finely chopped)||1 cup|
|Tomatoes (finely chopped)||1 cup|
|Coriander powder||1 teaspoon|
|Turmeric powder (haldi)||¼ teaspoon|
|Chilli powder||½ tablespoon|
|Garam masala||½ teaspoon|
|Coriander (finely chopped)||1 tablespoon|
To learn how to make dal baati for babies, just follow this simple step-by-step guide:
For the baatis
- In a mixing bowl, take the whole wheat flour, rava, and besan, and mix well. Add fennel seeds, carom seeds, ghee, and salt, and mix and mix well. Using water knead into a semi-stiff dough.
- Divide the kneaded dough into 6-8 portions of round balls.
- Flatten the balls slightly and press with your thumb in the centre to make an indentation. Keep aside.
- Heat ghee in a deep kadhai and fry the baatis until golden brown on both sides.
- Place them on an absorbent paper then keep aside.
For the dal
- Wash and rinse the dals separately then transfer them in a pressure cooker. Add about 3-4 cups of water and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles.
- Heat ghee in a kadhai then add cumin seeds, green chillies, bay leaves, cloves, and asafoetida. Sauté on a medium flame.
- Add chopped onions and garlic paste. Sauté on a medium flame for about 3-4 minutes.
- Add the chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, and garam masala. Mix them well with the onions and cook on a low to medium flame for about 2 minutes. Keep stirring occasionally.
- Add the cooked dal with the water content, salt and cook for a few more minutes on a medium flame.
- Now garnish with coriander and mix well.
How to serve Dal Baati
- Place two baatis on a dish. Break them into small bits and pour about 1 tablespoon of melted ghee on top. Now pour about ¼ cup of dal on it.
- Garnish with some chopped onions and a dash of lemon juice.
Here are some tips you should follow while making dal baati.
- Use coarse wheat flour as it lends a granular texture to the baatis.
- The dough for the baati should be stiff to make firm baatis.
- Ghee gives a rich taste to the baatis. If you want to make tasty baatis, use ghee. Do not use oil in place of ghee.
Nutrition Information (Per 100 Grams)
The ingredients used to make dal baati are very healthy and nutritious. Let’s look at a few health benefits of these ingredients:
- Chana dal, toor dal, and green moong dal are rich in protein, which can help in the muscle development of children.
- Whole wheat flour is rich in carbohydrates and also rich in iron, calcium, and folate.
- Ghee is full of healthy fats and gives the body the needed energy.
Make note of the following points when going shopping for ingredients required for making dal baati:
- Buy branded whole wheat flour.
- Try to buy organic dals and wheat flour as they are free from chemicals.
Dal baati tastes delicious and is filling too, so make it for your child and family members on a special occasions. We’re sure they will love it.